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SENATE DOCKET, NO. 104         FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 504

 

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts

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PRESENTED BY:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

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To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to provide equitable access to behavioral health for MassHealth consumers.

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PETITION OF:

 

Name:

District/Address:

Jennifer L. Flanagan

 

James B. Eldridge

 

Susan C. Fargo

 


SENATE DOCKET, NO. 104        FILED ON: 1/18/2011

SENATE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 504

By Ms. Flanagan,  a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 504) of Jennifer L. Flanagan, James B. Eldridge and Susan C. Fargo for legislation to provide equitable access to behavorial health for MassHealth consumers.  Health Care Financing. 


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts
 

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In the Year Two Thousand Eleven

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An Act to provide equitable access to behavioral health for MassHealth consumers.
 

              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
 

              SECTION 1. Section 12 of Chapter 118E is hereby amended by adding at the end of the ninth paragraph the following new sentence: "The Division shall ensure that all contracted health insurers, health plans, health maintenance organizations, and behavioral health management firms provide comparable access to behavioral health services in providing medical assistance to recipients".

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